“The Long, Strange Trip” is a Work of Art!

It was way back in 2019 when I traveled to Old Forge, New York, on rumors of discovering the remains of a vintage 1974 VW Super Beetle, one that had previously seen more than its share of Grateful Dead shows.

I photographed it with various cameras, including using my Nikon Df with an assortment of colored filters. I later combined these images with a lenticular print, and thus became “The Long, Strange Trip.”

The Long, Strange Trip. Nikon Df camera, Vivitar 19mm f/3.8 lens, several different photos with filters, combined in PhotoShop. (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

This year, I am excited to announce that this one-of-a-kind lenticular print has been selected as part of the Albany Institute of History and Art’s “Work of Art” silent auction and fundraiser. This is my fourth-ever piece to receive this honor, and I’m just bubbling over with happiness.

Here’s a link to the Institute’s description of the art show, which will take place on Wednesday, November 3rd.

Work of Art at the Albany Institute of History & Art is an annual cocktail party and silent art auction that celebrates and promotes one of our region’s greatest assets: its vibrant community of regional artists.

This year, Work of Art will be on Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Albany Institute. We are pleased to announce that we are honoring Tammis K. Groft.

Tammis recently announced her retirement as Executive Director of the museum, a role she has served in since 2013. We celebrate her work in achieving financial stability of the organization, experimenting with new community-based programs, upgrading the museum’s technological infrastructure, growing the museum and library collection holdings to better tell the stories of people in the region, and promoting our region’s contemporary artists.

Work of Art will be held at the museum with Covid-19 protocols to ensure the safety of staff and guests. A silent auction will feature works by contemporary regional artists, continuing the Institute’s support of our area’s vibrant arts community. Proceeds from the auction will be shared between the Albany Institute and the artists.

Tammis K. Groft started as an intern at the Albany Institute and was hired as Assistant Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. In addition to participating in the development of over 100 exhibitions, authoring several publications, and securing over 30 museum grants, Tammis has shared her knowledge and training with students of art and history. She has served as an Adjunct Professor for the Public History program at the University at Albany and as a study leader for the Smithsonian Travel Program on the Hudson River. Her presence and expertise will be missed.

Tickets are on sale now!

To purchase tickets, please call (518) 463-4478. Or join online today!

This is great. And a fantastic way to start off Charity Season 2021.

So if you’re looking for a Chuck Miller artwork that features a color-changing Deadhead car …

I gotcha covered. 😀